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- Preparing protocols and lab reports for experiments
- Preparing grant proposals
- Installing new fixtures in the lab to improve work flow and lab space productivity
An example cover letter of a Research Scientist which is an effective example of a candidate’s collection of skills and experience relevant to the position appears below.
Dear Ms. Guadalupe Reid:
As a highly innovative and accomplished Research Scientist with a strong background in Microbiology and Biochemistry, I am currently seeking to use my highly transferable skills in medical technology and laboratory science. With extensive experience in biological research, documentation, teaching/instruction, and clinical laboratory environments, I feel confident in my ability to generate superior results for your organization.
Some of my key accomplishments include:
Cloned and expressed several proteins of interest for functional studies.
Taught undergraduate students the disciplines of Cell Biology and Microbiology with lab. Created lesson and curriculum plans. Coached students on proper lab techniques.
Trained Ph.D. colleagues in a specific curation technique to collect names and synonyms of proteins in order to retrieve relevant literature.
I possess extensive writing experience, analysis, and proofreading skills. I am a performance driven individual with a passion for learning. I can quickly adapt and achieve goals in any environment. For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the enclosed resume. I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.
Lloyd Barrett, Ph.D.